Berkeley Research in the News

September 13, 2017
Black Lives Matter rally in Fort Lauderdale
The Berkeley IGS Poll has turned to California voters for their takes on race relations in the state and nation, the rights of white nationalists to hold public rallies and whether the president can manage the United States’ racial tensions.
September 12, 2017
Eastern fox squirrels
Like trick-or-treaters sorting their Halloween candy haul, fox squirrels apparently organize their stashes of nuts by variety, quality and possibly even preference.
September 12, 2017
Dee Williams-Ridley, Kirsten MacDonald, Mike Cohen, Amy Herr and Scott Shenker
Amy Herr, Scott Shenker, and Mike Cohen are powerhouses at UC Berkeley, and all three are winners of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce’s Visionary of the Year award.

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In the latest study, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.  

Among its current faculty are:

  • 7 Nobel laureates
  • 134 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 96 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 15 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 243 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Read more about UC Berkeley's faculty.

UC Berkeley research funding sponsors2016/17 Research
Funding by Sponsor
(in millions)


Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.

More information about UC Berkeley's research funding.